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L'amore tra i mostri: Session 5, Q7-9

Continued from HERE.

7. Where can the heroic motivation be most effectively redeemed? 

Be the PCs first: 
Encounter: combat
Place: Orc Hills, Northern Wilds, a few minutes later
To find out how the orc chieftain got possession of the crab fibula and who the "far away people" are, the heroes know that they must separate the chief from his war band - but the orcs are just moments from going to war with the carnivorous apes! Outnumbered, the heroes opt for outwitting the dumb brutes instead of trying to overpower them. Don Pantaloni casts Disguise Self, gives himself the appearance of an orc, and moves toward the war band. Once he is close enough, the elf casts a Minor Illusion of a carnivorous ape right in the midst of the orcs! At that same moment from 100' away, Gino casts Spike Growth on the ground in the general area of the ape illusion.

Be the GM next:
Story Cube: angry face
The orcs, already frenzied with battle lust, react instantly to the magical tricks. They mistake the illusion and the pain from the imperceptible Spike Growth as threats from both apes and each other! The orcs start bashing away at one another while their chief bellows in vain to get his troops under control.

Be the PCs once more: 
Orsini and Liliana take off, going the long way around to the other side of the chief in order to lure him away from his minions. Gino, laughing heartily at the orcs' stupidity, turns into a squirrel and bounds through the forest toward Don Pantaloni.

8. Where does the final showdown between the heroes and the enemy take place in relation to the results of Q7? 

Be the GM first:
Story Cube: clock
Encounter: enemy nears completion of its goals
Place: Orc Hills, Northern Wilds, same time
Time is up! The apes attack! The orc chief gives the battle cry!

Be the PCs next:
The situation couldn't be worse! Orsini, in desperation, rushes the orc chieftain in an attempt to separate him from the battle! Don Pantaloni casts a Phantasmal Force at the chief trying to make it appear that an ape is taunting him on the opposite side of the hills, but the chief is not fooled! Gino's Thunderwave spell doesn't even move the creature a single step! Orsini bullrushes the massive orc, but the chief does not budge! After taking some hard hits and luckily parrying a near-fatal blow, Orsini breaks away from the orc chieftain, hoping it will follow.
Be the GM once more:
The orc chieftain ignores Orsini and throws itself into the fray with the apes...

9. Where does the world stand after the results of Q7 and Q8?

Be the GM first:
Story Cube: drawing
Before the sun sets, the battle between the orcs and the apes ends in a draw. Casualties are strewn about the hills. Neither orcs nor apes are left in a position to be aggressive any time soon. Clearly the intervention of the heroes against the orcs gave the apes an edge over superior forces. But that may be little comfort to the heroes - the orc chieftain did not survive the fight.

Be the PCs next:
• The heroes are left to wonder why these orcs moved into territory so close to Avanti and how their chief got a hold of the crab fibula and other supposed items from these so-called faraway people. Should their search lead them into the Orc Hills caves to look for more clues? Gino will certainly be up for it!
• We're mapping the Wildlands now, thanks in part to Next's new Exploration Rules! It's cool, but exploring the wilderness seems to have taken away the Italian comic opera vibe. Hmm.

• Much less XP this time - the PCs sort of failed in the end, and the updated rules have lowered many creatures' values.

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